Sudden death proved to be sudden life for Pearl River Community College in the opening round of the MACJC women’s soccer playoffs.
Pearl River Community College drew closer to another playoff berth in women’s soccer Wednesday afternoon with a 3-0 victory over Southwest at Summit.
The Lady Wildcats improved to 7-5 overall and 5-3 in the South Division. Wednesday’s victory, coupled with Meridian’s 7-1 loss to Jones County on Tuesday, put PRCC one game ahead of the Lady Eagles in the division standings.
The soccer schedule makers were kind to Pearl River Community College, as struggling Copiah-Lincoln paid a visit to the PRCC Sports Complex Friday.
The PRCC women overcame an early deficit and went on to rout Co-Lin 8-1.
The Wildcats were rocked early in their game when they surrendered a goal to the winless Wolves at 14:36.
The Pearl River Community College women got back on the winning track Tuesday night, snapping a three-game losing skid with a 4-0 victory over Hinds in non-division soccer action at the PRCC Sports Complex.
The PRCC women (5-4 overall) peppered the Hinds goal with 46 shots, including 21 on-goal, and had 11 corner kicks for the game.
Pearl River won its third straight game Tuesday night, winning 3-1 on the road in a South Division game at Meridian
The Lady Wildcats (4-1 overall, 3-1 division) built a 2-0 first-half lead on goals by Sarah Walden (Pascagoula) and Lacey Polderman (Picayune). Walden’s goal in the 11th minute was assisted by Polderman, with Rylee Foster (Ocean Springs) assisting on Polderman’s 22nd minute score.
Pearl River Community College used a late surge to take a hard-fought 3-1 victory over Southwest Friday night in MACJC South Division soccer action at the PRCC Sports Complex.
The Lady Wildcats (3-1 overall, 2-1 division) peppered the goal with 38 shots in their game, 20 on goal, but the Lady Bears (1-5, 0-3) still managed to tie the game 1-1 when Kennedy Mount converted a mistake in the back for an unassisted goal at 66:16.
The Pearl River Community College Lady Wildcats opened their 2016 soccer season by defeating Itawamba 2-0 Saturday at the PRCC Sports Complex.
Despite owning a 13-4 advantage in shots, and a 5-0 edge in shots-on-goal, the two teams finished the first half in a scoreless deadlock.
"Itawamba defended well, but they also tried to counter us, and on a couple of occasions nearly scored on us,” said PRCC coach Jack Byrd. “However, I liked our possession (percentage) in the first 45 minutes.”
Despite losing practically all of its scoring from last season, the Pearl River Community College women expect to challenge for another MACJC state soccer championship in 2016.
The Lady Wildcats won their second straight state title last fall, and their third in the past four seasons, and veteran head coach Jack Byrd thinks he’s reloaded for another championship run.
“Last year was a sophomore-heavy team,” Byrd said. “We had six freshman. This year, we are definitely a freshman-heavy team.”
The Pearl River Community College women completed their exhibition soccer schedule with a 3-1 victory over Northwest Mississippi Saturday afternoon at Senatobia.
Sophomore Kelsey Taylor scored two goals to lead the Lady Wildcats in the victory. Taylor’s first goal came with just 16 seconds remaining in the first half on a pass from freshman Olivia Moger.
The Pearl River Community College Lady Wildcats got a pair of goals by freshman Melly Snyder in the first of three 30-minute periods, and cruised to a 3-0 victory over Holmes in a soccer exhibition Tuesday afternoon at the PRCC Sports Complex.